Definitions for Beretbəˈreɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•retbəˈreɪ(n.)

  1. a soft, visorless cap with a close-fitting headband and a flat or rounded top.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of beret:

1820–30; < F < Gascon berret, OPr ber(r)et. See biretta

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beret(noun)

    a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth

Wiktionary

  1. beret(Noun)

    A type of round, brimless cap with a soft top and a headband to secure it to the head; usually culturally associated with France.

  2. Origin: From French béret, from Occitan (Gascon) berret 'cap', from birretum, from birrus 'large hooded cloak', from Gaulish berros 'short, clipped' (compare Welsh byrr, Middle Irish berr). Compare biretta.

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  1. Beret

    A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, or acrylic fibre. Beret-like headwear has been worn across Europe since pre-Roman times. Mass production began in 19th century France, Spain and Italy, countries with which it remains associated. Berets are worn as part of the uniform of many military and police units worldwide, as well as by other organizations.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

beret(noun)

a round flat cap made of soft cloth, as worn by soldiers

Paratroopers wear red berets.

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